This saleyard is a national icon, having held the mantle of Australia’s selling centre for a number of years, with up to 12,000 head per sale. Visitors are able to witness the sales first-hand with 8:00am starts on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with ample free parking for cars and caravans.
AVENUE OF HEROES
Heritage listed Heroes Avenue, featuring 140 bottle trees, is a touching tribute to the fallen soldiers from the Roma District who lost their lives in the First World War. The planting began in 1818 with each tree accompanied by its own remembrance plaque.
A must-see for all visitors to Roma. This multi-million dollar living memorial to the pioneers of Australia’s oil and gas industry has two main areas.
THREE DIMENSIONAL MURAL
Located at the Cultural Centre on the corner of Bungil and Quintin Streets. Open Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 5:00pm. This striking mural containing 17 local elements is interpreted by means of an audio and light presentation, which gives a concise and interesting overview of the history, industry and culture of Roma and its surrounding districts.
MT ABUNDANCE HOMESTEAD
Situated on the Warrego Highway 12kms west of Roma. Phone 07 4622 3836
LARGEST BOTTLE TREE
Located at the end of Edwardes Street off McDowall Street. Roma’s largest bottle tree, which has an incredible girth of 8.9 meters, was transplanted by Roma Town Council to its present site from a local property in 1929.
ROMA COURT HOUSE
The recently restored Roma Court House is an impressive building which was opened in 1901. This heritage listed building replaced the original structure which was the original venue of the trial of the infamous cattle duffer, Harry Redford (alias Captain Starlight).